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Manuel Antonio Beach Stay

  • Route:
  • London
  • San Jose
  • Tortuguero
  • La Fortuna
  • Monteverde
  • San Jose
  • Manuel Antonio
  • London
3 NIGHTS from €436pp

Tour Highlights

  • San Jose City Tour
  • Visit the idyllic Tortuguero town
  • Witness the majestic Arenal Volcano
  • Visit idyllic Tortuguero town
  • and more...
Extension from €436pp
Tour + Extension from €2507pp

To book call us on 1800 804 006

Manuel Antonio Beach Stay

Extend your stay in Costa Rica and spend three nights relaxing on the white sandy shores or choose to take part in some of the various activities on offer in the local area including hiking, guided tours and canopy walks.

Situated close to the magical national park, Manuel Antonio is one of the most picturesque parts of the coastline in the country, affording stunning views and beautiful beaches.

Day 1: UK to San Jose

Depart London on your scheduled flight to San Jose. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Day 2: San Jose

    Today's excursion takes you to Irazu Volcano Park, Costa Rica's most visited national park. Walk through tropical rainforests and lush cloud forests, taking in fantastic views of the active volcanic craters and surrounding area and looking out for the abundant wildlife of the area.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 3: San Jose to Tortuguero

    Journey to the mystical town of Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast. A brief stop for breakfast will be made before continuing to the port where a boat will take you to your lodge. Following lunch, explore the charming town before enjoying some free time to relax.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 4: Tortuguero

    An early start today takes you on a fascinating hike through the trails of Tortuguero National Park, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Following lunch, travel by boat through the maze of canals for the best chance to spot the wildlife of the rainforest.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 5: Tortuguero to Poas Volcano

    This morning, travel back through the canals to the port where our ground transportation will take you to the impressive Poas Volcano region. Stop en route to enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch then continue to your mountain lodge located on the edge of the cloud forest.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 6: Poas Volcano to La Fortuna

    Drive through rolling coffee plantations and flower farms to Poas Volcano National Park. Embrace the sheer beauty of the famous La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Costa Rica which is also a rescued wildlife preserve with over 100 species of animals including jaguars and white-faced monkeys. After lunch, travel to La Fortuna.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 7: La Fortuna

    Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful La Fortuna Waterfall. Your guide will lead you down the trail for a swim or a chance to relax and take in the tranquil surroundings. After a stop at the charming town of Fortuna, explore a private 4.5-kilometre path around the base of the volcano and ascend to a lookout point to experience a fantastic view of the Arenal Volcano.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 8: La Fortuna to Monteverde

    Your tour continues to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, a small community at the top of the Tilaran Mountain Range. You will be served a traditional meal for lunch whilst enjoying a folklore dance presentation. Before arriving at your hotel, you will visit the town of Santa Elena, famous for one of South America's most resplendent birds, the quetzal.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 9: Monteverde

    Today takes you high above the clouds to the Cloud Forest where an abundance of biodiversity thrives in the humid and moisture-rich environments, creating habitats found nowhere else on earth. Amble along the 1.9-mile-long treetop walkways, providing excellent vistas of the forest below.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 10: Monteverde to San Jose

    On arrival back into San Jose, a city tour will visit some of the residential areas before driving past historical buildings and stopping in the downtown area for lunch at a local restaurant. Finally, the tour will finish at a souvenir centre where you can see a range of wood and leather craft markets.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 11: San Jose to the UK

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK via Newark.

    • Breakfast

    Manuel Antonio Beach Stay - Extension Starts

    Day 12: San Jose to Manuel Antonio

    After breakfast, transfer to your chosen beach hotel in Manuel Antonio

    • Breakfast

    Day 13: Manuel Antonio

    Relax in this beautiful setting at the end of your tour.

    • Breakfast

    Day 14: Manuel Antonio

    Continue your relaxation with another day spent at leisure

    • Breakfast

    Day 15: Manuel Antonio to the UK

    Transfer back to the airport for your flight home.

    • Breakfast

    Important Information

    Visas

    A 90 day tourist visa is granted on arrival in Costa Rica. You must have at least 6 months validity on your passport. Further to visa advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you to check with your destinations Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding required passport validity. Costa Rica has a departure tax of approximately USD $29. This must be paid in cash at the airport before you depart.

    Insurance

    You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Direct is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

    Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
    Up to 17 days cover£39£75£129
    For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Direct will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

    Payment

    If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

    Flight Information

    Your flight is to San Jose Airport with United Airlines (via Newark), departing from London Heathrow Terminal 2. Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage and hand luggage not exceeding (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm), in size. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.

    Health and Vaccinations

    We recommend that you consult your local GP for advice on vaccinations and travel health before your departure.

    Physical Accessibility

    This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

    Group Size

    There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

    Tour Guide

    The main tour is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival and will have a guide with you throughout the tour ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times. Accommodation and transfers are included for the Manuel Antonio extension but there is NO guide so your time will be free.

    Currency Information

    Currency is Costa Rican colon. Prices in Costa Rica are frequently listed in US dollars, especially in hotels and restaurants, where you can expect to pay international prices. US dollars are widely accepted and some ATMs dispense dollars. Credit cards are also accepted as a form of payment. It is very important that you budget carefully and ensure you have the right form or currency before you arrive in the country.

    Personal Expenses

    You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £300 will be sufficient for the durations of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

    Tour Dates & Prices

    Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal Price
    El Parador Hotel
    05 Sep 201819 Sep 2018€727pp€2306pp€3033pp
    29 Sep 201813 Oct 2018€727pp€2351pp€3078pp
    03 Oct 201817 Oct 2018€727pp€2384pp€3111pp
    24 Oct 201807 Nov 2018€671pp€2384pp€3055pp
    10 Nov 201824 Nov 2018€704pp€2328pp€3032pp
    24 Nov 201808 Dec 2018€704pp€2384pp€3088pp
    05 Jan 201919 Jan 2019€738pp€2463pp€3201pp
    19 Jan 201902 Feb 2019€738pp€2463pp€3201pp
    09 Feb 201923 Feb 2019€738pp€2463pp€3201pp
    23 Feb 201909 Mar 2019€738pp€2407pp€3145pp
    09 Mar 201923 Mar 2019€738pp€2239pp€2977pp
    01 May 201915 May 2019€704pp€2127pp€2831pp
    08 May 201922 May 2019€704pp€2071pp€2775pp
    22 May 201905 Jun 2019€704pp€2127pp€2831pp
    04 Sep 201918 Sep 2019€704pp€2351pp€3055pp
    18 Sep 201902 Oct 2019€704pp€2351pp€3055pp
    02 Oct 201916 Oct 2019€704pp€2407pp€3111pp
    09 Nov 201923 Nov 2019€704pp€2407pp€3111pp
    23 Nov 201907 Dec 2019€704pp€2407pp€3111pp
    San Bada Hotel
    05 Sep 201819 Sep 2018€671pp€2306pp€2977pp
    29 Sep 201813 Oct 2018€671pp€2351pp€3022pp
    03 Oct 201817 Oct 2018€671pp€2384pp€3055pp
    24 Oct 201807 Nov 2018€615pp€2384pp€2999pp
    10 Nov 201824 Nov 2018€682pp€2328pp€3010pp
    24 Nov 201808 Dec 2018€682pp€2384pp€3066pp
    05 Jan 201919 Jan 2019€704pp€2463pp€3167pp
    19 Jan 201902 Feb 2019€704pp€2463pp€3167pp
    09 Feb 201923 Feb 2019€704pp€2463pp€3167pp
    23 Feb 201909 Mar 2019€704pp€2407pp€3111pp
    09 Mar 201923 Mar 2019€704pp€2239pp€2943pp
    01 May 201915 May 2019€671pp€2127pp€2798pp
    08 May 201922 May 2019€671pp€2071pp€2742pp
    22 May 201905 Jun 2019€671pp€2127pp€2798pp
    04 Sep 201918 Sep 2019€671pp€2351pp€3022pp
    18 Sep 201902 Oct 2019€671pp€2351pp€3022pp
    02 Oct 201916 Oct 2019€671pp€2407pp€3078pp
    09 Nov 201923 Nov 2019€704pp€2407pp€3111pp
    23 Nov 201907 Dec 2019€704pp€2407pp€3111pp
    Punta Leona Beach Hotel
    05 Sep 201819 Sep 2018€469pp€2306pp€2775pp
    29 Sep 201813 Oct 2018€469pp€2351pp€2820pp
    03 Oct 201817 Oct 2018€469pp€2384pp€2853pp
    24 Oct 201807 Nov 2018€436pp€2384pp€2820pp
    10 Nov 201824 Nov 2018€458pp€2328pp€2786pp
    24 Nov 201808 Dec 2018€514pp€2384pp€2898pp
    05 Jan 201919 Jan 2019€503pp€2463pp€2966pp
    19 Jan 201902 Feb 2019€503pp€2463pp€2966pp
    09 Feb 201923 Feb 2019€503pp€2463pp€2966pp
    23 Feb 201909 Mar 2019€503pp€2407pp€2910pp
    09 Mar 201923 Mar 2019€503pp€2239pp€2742pp
    01 May 201915 May 2019€469pp€2127pp€2596pp
    08 May 201922 May 2019€469pp€2071pp€2540pp
    22 May 201905 Jun 2019€469pp€2127pp€2596pp
    04 Sep 201918 Sep 2019€469pp€2351pp€2820pp
    18 Sep 201902 Oct 2019€469pp€2351pp€2820pp
    02 Oct 201916 Oct 2019€469pp€2407pp€2876pp
    09 Nov 201923 Nov 2019€469pp€2407pp€2876pp
    23 Nov 201907 Dec 2019€503pp€2407pp€2910pp

    Travelling alone?

    Unfortunately, we do not have any places with no single supplements on this tour. However, if you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender, then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner. Alternatively, please ask about our single supplement prices in order to book your own twin room

    Private Tours:

    If the group departure dates are not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience then you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.

    Fact File

    • Currency: Colon
    • Minimum temperature: 21°C
    • Maximum temperature: 33°C

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    Poas Volcano Lodge

    Arenal Springs

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    El Establo

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